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Language of the MCSAC/MRB sleep apnea recommendations

You've more than likely seen the news, available via Overdrive here, that firm recommendations for guidance on required evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea among truck drivers with a body mass index (BMI) measurement of 35 or higher came down from the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee in their joint meeting with the Medical Review Board late yesterday. At the 11th hour, too, a second formal recommendation was added to the discussion mix, namely ...

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Proposal to tie sleep apnea testing with body mass index

Medical examiners would refer for evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea any interstate commercial driver with a BMI measurement of 35 or above.

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MCSAC / MRB meeting webcast underway on sleep apnea

If you haven't been able to tune into the meeting today of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee with the Medical Review Board, keep an eye on my Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/channel19todd, where I'm posting various items from the presentations ongoing. Benjamin Hoffman, director of the Medical Review Board and GE Chief Medical Officer, says he hopes the meeting will result in promulgation of clearcut regulations or guidance relative to drivers and sleep apnea, and ...

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Third Mexican carrier completes preliminary audit

FMCSA has granted operating authority to one of three Mexico-based carriers that cleared Pre-Authority Screening Audits.

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Angry about trucking? Occupy your business

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year. A new, and likely more restrictive, hours of service rule is expected. Carriers are steadily adopting electronic onboard recorders. More emissions-related regulations start in California during 2012, and medical certification will be more closely tied to the CDL. Then there’s the economy, favorable to trucking lately but still showing signs of serious weakness. What’s an owner-operator to ...

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FMCSA shuts down Maryland trucking firm

Agency ordered closure of Clock Transport, which the agency said is an affiliate of previously shut down Gunthers Transport.

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Little hours rewrite support at congressional hearing

Subcommittee members believe proposed hours rule would represent an unjustified financial burden on the trucking industry.

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Roadside Attractions

Red Giant makes big boast, a truck driver musician plus Gauges, Truck Gallery, Channel 19 and more industry news items.

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Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

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